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The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

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  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
  • The Old Lion - Warwickshire
Opening hours
Tuesday to Friday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 17:00 - 21:30
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:30
Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00.

Very good service and excellent food.

Albert 24 July 2018
from Rugby

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A welcoming village pub with traditional style and modern gastropub flavours, The Old Lion is an inviting spot for leisurely meals. Dogs are welcome in the bar area, and there are crackling log fires to relax by with a glass of wine or cask ale.

The Old Lion menu is a modern example of British gastropub excellence, with classic dishes sitting alongside contemporary flavours. Artisan breaded brie with a red berry jelly is a great sharer to start off with, moving on to pub favourites like cod and chips or homemade pie of the day. There are rustic pizzas cooked in the stone oven, and succulent steaks and burgers from the grill menu too.

Enjoy generous Sunday roasts at The Old Lion in Rugby, featuring a choice of slow-cooked meats with all the trimmings. Local cask ales and ciders are served at the bar, as well as a concise wine list and extensive choice of international spirits.

A homely pub with modern updates and a gourmet menu, The Old Lion is a 9-minute drive from Rugby Rail Station.

The Old Lion

Pailton Road, Rugby, CV23 0HQ

Contact +44 1788833238

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Customer reviews for The Old Lion

4.4 (((() (based on 10 reviews)
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  • dinner (8)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • private dining (1)
  • ((((( 24 July 2018 by Albert from Rugby

    Very good service and excellent food.

  • ((((( 17 July 2018 by Jay from Rugby

    We went for a family meal at The Old Lion. The food & drink was stunning. The waitress Dominika was absolutely amazing nothing was too much trouble and made us feel so welcome.

  • ((((( 5 July 2018 by Sylvia from Church lawford

    Thank you for an excellent meal. We had been to the Old Lion some time ago and had a poor meal. However, this time it was most enjoyable and the service was excellent. The food was cooked well with good presentation.
    We will definitely come again!

  • ((*** 4 July 2018 by SuzyB from Rugby

    Terrible food. Very disappointed. Menu on website totally different from actual menu in restaurant. Lemon chicken very dry and tough (had to use a steak knife to cut it!). Katsu curry chicken simply awful. Dry breaded chicken with dry minimal curry over top. Thick and dry and totally tasteless. Rice was glutinous and thick. The food has really gone down since changed owners 4 weeks ago. Before it was the best pub food in Rugby. Fish and chips were good but not great. Pizza was excellent as fresh stone baked. I won’t be going back.

  • ((((( 2 July 2018 by Debbie from Kenilworth

    Lovely friendly staff, they really make you feel welcome. The chef even came out to see if we had enjoyed the meal!

  • ((((( 29 June 2018 by Neale from shilton

    Great atmosphere, expanding menu and steak and Piza are excellent. Presentation of The starter soups is second to none.

  • ((((* 26 June 2018 by Alison from Rugby

    Waitress was fantastic, very knowledgeable. Service was good. Thought the menu was quite limited for mains. Lots of choices of starters. Food overall was very good

  • (((** 25 June 2018 by Catherine from Southam

    We had been to the pub before the change in management and it was great. This visit was no so good; service was very slow and the food average. It wasn't awful but not good enough to entice us back.

  • ((((( 15 June 2018 by Lucy from Rugby

    Beautiful meal - we had a few of the sharing plates followed by a main each! Lots of yummy food washed down with a nice bottle of Malbec! Will definitely be back.

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Stephen from Rugby

    Best steak I've had for years!

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